The Ancient Roots of Doomsday Prophecies and End of the World Beliefs
It is clear that fear is the driving factor behind the prophecies of doomsday throughout human history. The effort of mapping out the future—when the end will come, how the end will come, and who will survive it—is, and has always been, an attempt to outsmart circumstances that are not within human control and cannot be within human control. Though many people know and understand this, it has never stopped humans from trying to predict the outcome. It is safe to say that as long as life on earth continues to grow and thrive and even encounter devastating calamities, doomsday prophecies will continue to prevail.
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By Ryan Stone